Posts Tagged ‘Cube World’

Classified Information: Cube World

Every development update makes Cube World’s differences from Minecraft more apparent, although it’s not too far removed from what I imagined the adventure mode of Mojang’s game might be – a block-based world of exploration, combat and questing. As if to prove that it’s more RPG than survival sandbox, Cube World doesn’t just have character classes, it has the most traditional set of character classes that the world has ever known. Are you ready for this? I’d advise holding onto any hats, sitting down if at all possible and swallowing any beverages that may be in your mouth. Cube World lets players be warriors, rangers, mages and rogues. But wait, there’s more!

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Cube World: Now With More Hang Gliders (And Cubes)

I feel like tiny blocks are perhaps not the most aerodynamic materials from which to construct a hang glider. But clearly, it's working here, so to each their own.

If, for some reason, all the world’s game developers suddenly decided to drop whatever else they were doing, take up gleaming blades and blood-rusted cudgels, and engage in an orchestrally-scored melee brawl for the ages, I feel like the mighty Voxel Army would win based on sheer numbers alone. These days, there are zillions of the things, and of course, no one knows why. That said, Cube World continues to intrigue me – perhaps by way of loading itself down with incredibly specific things that I like. Puppies? Sure. Monster-Hunter-esque giganto-battles? Yup. And now hang gliders, because… well, let’s not question this idea, lest it become frightened and scamper back into the magical woodland from which it emerged.

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Cube World Dinosaur Takes A Promotional Beating

You are blocking my path!
Just a couple of years ago saying “the graphics are a bit blocky” was a way to put down a game, but now it seems it might just as likely be an indication of indie-success. It’s been almost a month since we last saw something from the cheerily blockular Cube World, but now it’s back with a “Monsters” trailer. That clever title should give you some clue as to what it contains, which is some monsters. A huge blocky dino-thing gets a beating from our sword-wielding block-protagonist, and there’s a strong, strong whiff of things Nintendo in there. Go take a look, this is looking really impressive.
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Pecubular Combat: Cube World

He is hitting a skellington with a bone axe, which is like hitting a man with a flesh sword

Last time I looked at Cube World, Wollay had added adorable pet dogs which officially meant that anyone doubtful of the game’s potential was probably called Norman ‘Pessimist-Pants’ Naysay. Sure enough, it’s a popular name and people started to chunner about the combat looking too simplistic for their refined tastes. Behold, a new video that shows several different weapons and their functions, as well as some grin-stretching customisation. It doesn’t look deep and it doesn’t look tactical; it looks like splashing about somewhat haphazardly in a shallow pool filled with something that’s sugary, delicious and somehow filled with vitamins.

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Critters, Carnage, Cookies: Cube World

Orc In Silent Contemplation With Stat Bars (Johann Metfischer (1727-1770), 1762, oil on canvas)

Cube World looks more interesting every time I see it and we’re well past the point now where it’s necessary to mention Minecraft in the first sentence of every post about the game. Of course, I’ve gone and done it anyway in a gesture of shooing impatience and that probably makes me part of the problem. The solution is the latest trailer, which shows the ‘improved combat’ but also gives more glimpses of environments that cuboid characters will be chopping their way through. Looting and levelling seem far more important than carving and crafting, and the use of destructible scenery in the troll fight at the end seems a fantastic way to mark the aftermath of an epic clash.

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It’s Hip To Be Cube World

a house of cubes

Since we first learned of Cube World’s existence, the game’s developer, Wollay, has been snapped up by Mojang, although it wasn’t like a crocodile eating a zebra but rather a company hiring an employee. UPDATE: actually that didn’t happen in the end, though apparently amicably. Anyway! Since then, development on the game has been continuing and there are plenty of new details and some screenshots that show a variety of environments and some nifty house construction. Prepare a pickaxe, for information and images await below.

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Mojang Hire Cube World Developer

Another cuboid/voxel/block post! The blue birds of Twitter inform me that Mojang have hired Wollay, the chap working on Cube World. Notch claims that: “Our current plan is to plug his brain directly to a keyboard and sell whatever comes out.” Quests and other RPG features perhaps? There’s no word from Wollay himself yet (edit: he is ‘so excited’!) but Notch assures that development on Cube World will continue and it will remain an independent game. This potential centralisation of talent vaguely reminds me of Valve casting their sights on Turtle Rock and Nuclear Monkey. Let’s hope for good results and that the keyboard-brain interface doesn’t cause infections.